Carbs & The glycemic Index – A fatal love story
February 14, 2012
Mia The Diva
Sad but true, not all carbs are created equal, been trying to fight it for years.
When we eat carbs our body sends the message to produce insulin to break down the food and convert it into glucose ( sugar )
When we eats foods that are typically high in fat it triggers our body to produce mass amounts of insulin and can cause our blood sugar to go up.
Once it stabilizes the blood sugar comes down usually as quickly as it went up we are hungry again craving carbs and the vicious cycle starts all over again!
In the long run we end up eating more storing more fat and gaining weight.
Over time this abuse can lead to heart disease and type 2 diabetes as well as other degenerative diseases.
This is why some people may have diabetes for years and it goes unnoticed because the body will keep producing insulin until it can no longer and then full-blown diabetes sets in typically later in life or mid life.
The glycemic Index is designed to help us make healthier food choices easier and convenient so you can look at these numbers at a glance and know which ones are good for you and which ones to stay away from.
The glycemic index or GI describe the difference by ranking carbs according to their effect on our blood glucose levels.
Choosing Low GI carbs these carbs produce low fluctuations in our blood sugar and insulin levels. It is the secret to long-term health and reducing risk of heart disease and diabetes it is also the key to maintain and sustain weight loss.
Low GI carbs also help you feel fuller longer and can reduce hunger so that a diva does not overeat and avoid temptation from the fridge.
It can also pro-long physical endurance.
Mia The Diva